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Chembiochem. 2018 Feb 16;19(4):284-287. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201700687. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

The Fourth Wave of Biocatalysis Emerges- The 13 th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations.

Author information

1
Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111, Budapest, Hungary.
2
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation Research Center, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Arany János str. 11, 400028, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
3
Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111, Budapest, Hungary.
4
Institute of Enzymology, HAS-Research Center of Natural Sciences, Magyar tudósok krt. 2, 1117, Budapest, Hungary.

Abstract

Ride the wave! Biocatalysis uses nature's catalysts, enzymes and whole cell systems, for synthetic purposes. In a biotransformation, the biocatalyst transforms a well-defined substrate to the desired product, in contrast to the fermentation process, which produces the desired product from a complex mixture of nutrients. Biocatalysis has reached an industrially established level through several waves of technological evolution; participants of the BioTrans 2017 conference in Budapest could witness the newest wave of this technology.

KEYWORDS:

asymmetric synthesis; biocatalysis; biotransformations; protein engineering; structural biology

PMID:
29337411
DOI:
10.1002/cbic.201700687
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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